Rick Jason (I) (1923–2000)


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The only child of a stockbroker and well-to-do mother, Richard Jacobson (who changed his surname to "Jason") described himself as "second-generation nouveau riche" and a born romantic. His behavior got him expelled from eight prep schools before he managed to graduate from the Rhodes School. His father bought him a seat on the New York Stock ... See full bio »

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(1958)
Combat! Lt. Hanley
(1962-1967)
Around the World in 80 Days Cornelius Vanderbilt
(1989)

Filmography

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 1989 Around the World in 80 Days (TV Mini Series)
Cornelius Vanderbilt
- Episode #1.3 (1989) ... Cornelius Vanderbilt
- Episode #1.2 (1989) ... Cornelius Vanderbilt
- Episode #1.1 (1989) ... Cornelius Vanderbilt
 1986-1988 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Axel Weingard / Patrolman
- A Little Night Work (1988) ... Axel Weingard
- Menace, Anyone? (1986) ... Patrolman (as Richard Jacobson)
 1988 Illegally Yours
Freddie Boneflecker
 1986 Too Close for Comfort (TV Series)
Alex Genopolis
- Acropolis Now (1986) ... Alex Genopolis
 1985 Scarecrow and Mrs. King (TV Series)
Ambassador Harcourt
- Flight to Freedom (1985) ... Ambassador Harcourt
 1985 Moonlighting (TV Series)
J.B. Harland
- Next Stop Murder (1985) ... J.B. Harland
 1984 Dallas (TV Series)
Avery Carson
- Shadow of a Doubt (1984) ... Avery Carson
 1984 Airwolf (TV Series)
Ed Aarons
- The Truth About Holly (1984) ... Ed Aarons
 1983 Automan (TV Series)
Nelson Trotter
- The Great Pretender (1983) ... Nelson Trotter (uncredited)
 1983 Manimal (TV Series)
Prof. Barta
- Female of the Species (1983) ... Prof. Barta
 1983 Matt Houston (TV Series)
Mr. Murdock
- Needle in a Haystack (1983) ... Mr. Murdock
 1983 Shôsetsu Yoshida gakko
General Douglas MacArthur
 1982 Partners
Douglas
 1979 Flying High (TV Series)
Bob
 1979 Greatest Heroes of the Bible (TV Series)
Darghir
- Sodom and Gomorrah (1979) ... Darghir
 1979 The Best Place to Be (TV Movie)
Paul Bellinger
 1978 Fantasy Island (TV Series)
Arthur Hemmings
- Trouble, My Lovely/The Common Man (1978) ... Arthur Hemmings
 1978 Wonder Woman (TV Series)
Lawson Koslo
- Seance of Terror (1978) ... Lawson Koslo
 1978 Switch (TV Series)
Gene Cole
- Who Killed Lila Craig? (1978) ... Gene Cole
 1977 Proof of the Man
Lionel Adams
 1977 Love and the Midnight Auto Supply
Councilman Ted Fredricks
 1976 The Blue Knight (TV Series)
Gaynor
 1975-1976 Police Woman (TV Series)
Lambkee / James Basterie / Vincent Phillips
- Tennis Bum (1976) ... Lambkee
- The Purge (1975) ... James Basterie
- The Company (1975) ... Vincent Phillips
 1975 Who Is the Black Dahlia? (TV Movie)
Miles Harmonder
 1975 Get Christie Love! (TV Series)
Walt Harris
- The Big Rematch (1975) ... Walt Harris
 1974 A Time for Love
Paul Chalk
 1973 The Young and the Restless (TV Series)
Warner Wilson (1973)
 1971 The Day of the Wolves
No. 4
 1971 The Partners (TV Series)
Dutch
- Requiem for a Godfather (1971) ... Dutch
 1971 The Smith Family (TV Series)
Mark Clifford
- Rumpus Room (1971) ... Mark Clifford
 1971 The Virginian (TV Series)
Tom Fuller
- Jump-Up (1971) ... Tom Fuller
 1970 Attack at Dawn
Beno
 1970 Prudence and the Chief (TV Movie)
Chief Snow Eagle
 1969 The Monk (TV Movie)
Wideman
 1969 Color Me Dead
Bradley Taylor
 1969 The Outsider (TV Series)
Matt Stark
- The Girl from Missouri (1969) ... Matt Stark
 1968 Teppô denraiki
Capt. Pinto
 1968 The Danny Thomas Hour (TV Series)
Smitty
- One for My Baby (1968) ... Smitty
 1962-1967 Combat! (TV Series)
Lt. Hanley
- The Partisan (1967) ... Lt. Hanley
- Jonah (1967) ... Lt. Hanley
- Nightmare on the Red Ball Run (1967) ... Lt. Hanley (credit only)
- A Little Jazz (1967) ... Lt. Hanley (credit only)
- The Masquers (1967) ... Lt. Hanley (credit only)
 1965 Valentine's Day (TV Series)
Paul Brooks
- A Muffin Is Not a Tart (1965) ... Paul Brooks
 1960-1961 The Case of the Dangerous Robin (TV Series)
Robin Scott
- La Virgin De Macarena (1961) ... Robin Scott
- Missing Money (1961) ... Robin Scott
- The Fabulous Flopper (1961) ... Robin Scott
- Man on the Run (1961) ... Robin Scott
- Falling Star (1961) ... Robin Scott
 1960 Death Valley Days (TV Series)
Duke Clayton
- Emma Is Coming (1960) ... Duke Clayton
 1958-1960 The Millionaire (TV Series)
Vin Buckley / Jack Garrison
- Millionaire Mara Robinson (1960) ... Vin Buckley
- The Jack Garrison Story (1958) ... Jack Garrison
 1959 Rawhide (TV Series)
Manso / Rivera
- Incident of the Coyote Weed (1959) ... Rivera
 1959 The Lineup (TV Series)
Clark
- Thrills (1959) ... Clark
 1959 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Arthur
- The Kind Waitress (1959) ... Arthur
 1958 Pursuit (TV Series)
 1958 Colgate Theatre (TV Series)
 1958 The Fountain of Youth (TV Movie)
Alan Brody
 1958 Sierra Baron
Miguel Delmonte
 1958 Prescription for Murder
Jethro Jones
 1957 Sally (TV Series)
Saladdin
- Sally vs. the Prince (1957) ... Saladdin
 1957 The Wayward Bus
Johnny Chicoy
 1956 The 20th Century-Fox Hour (TV Series)
Hank Adams
- Men Against Speed (1956) ... Hank Adams
 1956 Star Stage (TV Series)
Pookey - the Rajah of Pukhanistir
- Cleopatra Collins (1956) ... Pookey - the Rajah of Pukhanistir
 1956 The Lieutenant Wore Skirts
Capt. Barney Sloan
 1955 Damon Runyon Theater (TV Series)
The King of Vastillia
- The Big Umbrella (1955) ... The King of Vastillia
 1955 The Ford Television Theatre (TV Series)
Raoul
- Mimi (1955) ... Raoul
 1954 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Joe
- A Medal for Benny (1954) ... Joe
 1954 This Is My Love
Glenn Harris
 1954 The Saracen Blade
Enzio Siniscola
 1954 Stories of the Century (TV Series)
Joaquin Murietta
- Joaquin Murietta (1954) ... Joaquin Murietta
 1953-1954 The Pepsi-Cola Playhouse (TV Series)
Tony
- Taps for a Hoofer (1954) ... Tony
- Who Is Sylvia? (1953)
 1953 The Web (TV Series)
- End of the Line (1953)
 1953 Sombrero
Ruben
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Personal Details

Other Works:

His autobiography "Scrapbooks of My Mind : a Hollywood Autobiography" was published in July of 2000. ISBN 0970162405 See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | See more »

Alternate Names:

Richard Jacobson | Jason & Pat

Height:

6' 4" (1.93 m)

Spouse:

Cindy Jason  (his death) | See more »
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Trivia:

Had to end his first TV series, The Case of the Dangerous Robin (1960), because of injuring the sciatic nerve in his back while picking up something off the floor during a filming break. See more »

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